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Find Your Perfect Trump Match on TrumpSingles?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 5:30pm 1/18/2017 at 5:30pm

If you’re a single Trump supporter looking for love, TrumpSingles promises to “make dating great again.”

I’m not one to knock online dating sites since I met my husband on the interwebs, but candidate-centric dating is just a tad bizarre and probably not a recipe for relationship success.

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Black-ish sitcom episode not as “brave” as touted by progressives

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 1:00pm 1/18/2017 at 1:00pm
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After a vigorous day of science and political punditry, I usually unwind with situation comedy shows.

Wednesday nights, ABC’s The Goldbergs, Speechless, and Modern Family are my usual fare.  Generally, I will turn it off before Black-ish airs, as the social justice messaging offered in the series about a black family man struggling...

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This Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Always Fight With Love

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 16, 2017 at 5:00pm 1/16/2017 at 5:00pm

If I could post this every week, I would.

This is my third Martin Luther King Jr. Day here at LI and every year this is the message I choose to reiterate. This year in particular Love’s message is more crucial, more dire than before.

Love reconciles, heals, joins, and keeps no record...

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Peace Sign Selfies a Personal Security Risk?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 16, 2017 at 4:00pm 1/16/2017 at 4:00pm

Researchers have found that people can steal your fingerprints if you a flash a peace sign in your selfie. The Telegraph reported:

Researchers at Japan’s National Institute of Informatics (NII) have found that fingerprints can be easily recreated from photos taken up to three metres away without the need for advanced technology....

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus to End Its 146-Year Run

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 16, 2017 at 9:00am 1/16/2017 at 9:00am
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After being the Greatest Show on Earth for 146 years, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus is coming to an end due to the absence of elephants, low ticket sales, and high operating costs.

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Store Wars: Conservative Consumers v.s. Social Justice Warriors

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 2:30pm 1/14/2017 at 2:30pm
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President-Elect Donald Trump is humorously referred to as a “Galactic Level Troll Master” for his ability to yank the chains of progressives and their media minons.

However, after his epic press conference this week, I would argue that Trump is the Obi Wan Kenobi of the rebellion against political correctness and social...

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Steve Harvey to Work Towards “Positive Change in Inner Cities” With Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 13, 2017 at 4:00pm 1/13/2017 at 4:00pm
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Comedian Steve Harvey had a meeting at Trump Tower Friday. There, Harvey met with President-elect Trump and Head of Housing and Urban Development, Dr. Ben Carson.

Harvey described Trump as “sincere” and that his only agenda is to work towards positive change in inner cities. Both Chicago and Detroit will be targeted....

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Rosie O’Donnell: “f*ck u paul ryan — shame”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 5:30pm 1/10/2017 at 5:30pm

Hollywood is on a roll this week. First Meryl Streep‘s fabulously tone deaf anti-Trump diatribe, now, former co-host of The View Rosie O’Donnell is using social media to spew profanity-laced, ill-informed, opinions about Speaker Paul Ryan.

According to The Hill:

The tweet came as a reply to one from “Strangers With Candy” actress...

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We are All Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn Listening to Meryl Streep’s Anti-Trump Diatribe

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 1:30pm 1/10/2017 at 1:30pm
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This is a rare moment where at least a bit of Hollywood is relatable.

During Meryl Streep‘s perfectly tone-deaf Hollywood anti-Trump diatribe at the Golden Globe awards, two right-leaning celebs expressed what the rest of the rational world was thinking:

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If You Saw Your Dog and a Stranger Drowning, Which Would You Save First?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 9, 2017 at 5:00pm 1/9/2017 at 5:00pm
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In the latest from Prager U, Denis Prager suggests your answer to this seemingly simple question everything about how you view the world:

If you saw both your dog and a stranger drowning in the ocean, which would you save first? The answer should be obvious, right? But many people, when asked...

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Ginsburg Sends Letter to Girl Who Chose Her for Superhero Day

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 9, 2017 at 3:30pm 1/9/2017 at 3:30pm

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sent a letter to a little girl who chose the judge as her superhero.

The Huffington Post reported:

The note from Ginsburg, which arrived last night, read, “Dear Michele: You look just like me! May you continue to thrive on reading and learning. Every good wish, Ruth...

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10 Years Later: The Brutal Murders of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 7:40pm 1/8/2017 at 7:40pm

You probably have not heard the names Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom.

But I remember those names, and the tears that were brought to my eyes when I heard about what happened to them.

On January 7, 2007, the young white couple—Channon was 21, her boyfriend Chris was 23—was abducted, beaten, raped, tortured, and murdered. ...

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Journalist Quits Charlie Hebdo for “Going Soft” on Islamic Terrorism

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 2:30pm 1/8/2017 at 2:30pm
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We’ve written quite often about Charlie Hebdo since their offices were stormed by a terrorist who killed 11 people who worked in their building and one Parisian police officer.  It’s been two years since that horrific attack, and the satirical magazine is in the news again as one of its more...

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New Army Regulations: Beards, Turbans, Hijabs Allowed

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 4:30pm 1/7/2017 at 4:30pm
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The Army announced that male Sikh soldiers can now sport beards and turbans, while female Sikh and Muslim soldiers can wear their hair in dreadlocks or cover their heads with a hijab.

Fox News reports:

The U.S. Army has issued a directive on grooming and appearance regulations that allows observant Sikh men and...

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Four Facebook Torturers Face Judge: Bail Denied

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 4:00pm 1/7/2017 at 4:00pm
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The horrific series of crimes against a mentally disabled teenager and streamed live on Facebook has shocked and horrified many (but not all, apparently).   The four attackers who tortured and abused the teen appeared in court and were denied bail.

The Chicago Tribune reports:

One day after a chilling live Facebook video made...

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There’s a Reason the Technology in Rogue One is so Antiquated

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 6, 2017 at 6:00pm 1/6/2017 at 6:00pm
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WARNING: Spoilers

If you’ve had a chance to see the latest installment in the Star Wars epics, you probably noticed that for intergalactic travelers, the technology in Rogue One is a bit rusty.

The rustic gadgets are intentional:

So why does Rogue One do this? Obviously it wants to hew to the original movies,...

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Have Two Major Credit Reporting Agencies Lied to Consumers?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 6, 2017 at 5:45pm 1/6/2017 at 5:45pm

After a lengthy investigation, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reports that two of the three major credit reporting agencies have deceived consumers.

Both Equifax and Transunion were dinged for deceit and also for taking advantage of consumers. The agencies were fined over $23 million.

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